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settle down…

after a few discussions about the thought and term “settling down” with some friends, i decided to get the actual definition from www.dictionary.com (yeah, i don’t own a dictionary… the interweb has never lied to me):

30. settle down,
a. to become established in some routine, esp. upon marrying, after a period of independence or indecision.
b. to become calm or quiet.
c. to apply oneself to serious work.
31. settle for, to be satisfied with: to settle for less.

now that we are up to speed on the definition of the term, why do we settle down? what are we settling down for?

i find this phrase to be mentally and physically demotivating… i also find it peculiar that the definition includes marriage in it…

when you settle down, it seems to me that you are giving in… taking what is given to you… being ignorant to what you are capable of…

just the thought of that makes me bored and sad… don’t settle… stay up. be conscious. be alive!

go outside today (i know it is cold and all but get over it!) and create something! don’t settle for the day… get up and go! i will hopefully see you out there…

peace and noLove

4 Comments to settle down…

  1. Sabby's Gravatar Sabby
    12/01/2010 at 3:07 pm | Permalink

    I cant wait to settle down! I want a fat bitch that never leaves the couch. Ugly is a plus! You fags know any wonderful girls like this??

  2. philly's Gravatar philly
    12/01/2010 at 10:23 am | Permalink

    I think the phrase “settle down”is flawed because of the word “settle”. I wouldn’t say that settling down is always a compromise. When you settle for something, it is, as you said, selling yourself short and not achieving. But if one does settle down, that doesn’t necessarily mean that their life becomes lacking in some fashion. It is definitely key to find someone that understands you and your ambitions and goals, someone you click with, and understands you, and vice versa. And if that happens to not be the case, then yes, you did settle. But it wasn’t because you settled down, just because you settled for what was there. Which is, clearly, that individuals own fault.

    The flaw is to settle, not settle down. That’s my own opinion anyways. I don’t speak from personal experience, but that’s how I see it.

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